Nebraska Crops Continue to Decline

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska's corn crop is still declining as the dry weather continues to plague key farm states.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in Monday's weekly report that the state saw some milder temperatures last week, but rain was spotty. The USDA says only 31 percent of the corn is in good or excellent condition. A year ago, it was 76 percent.

Damaged cornfields are being chopped for silage or baled, while a few fields in southeast Nebraska are being harvested.

Soybeans are rated 18 percent in good or excellent condition. That's well below last year's 78 percent.

The USDA says most of Nebraska's pasture and range land is in poor or very poor condition. Some cattle are being rounded up and being fed supplemental feed.

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